Things You Believe About Chocolate That Aren’t Really True – Don’t Eat This That

When you think of chocolate, what do you associate it with? There are so many things you can do with chocolate, and its versatility is great for many recipes. Break off a piece of a bar for a little sweet treat, sprinkle it over rice cakes or toss some chunks in yogurt…there are so many options!

However, chocolate can also be seen as an indulgence, and people try to stay away from it because of the negative relationship it would have with your body. But what if we told you that not everything you’ve heard can be true? We spoke to Lisa Moskovitz, RDCEO of NY Nutrition Group and the author of: The core 3 plan for healthy eating to quell the negative rumors about chocolate once and for all. Read on and check out 8 chocolate brands that use the lowest quality ingredients.

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“It might be hard to believe that something this delicious isn’t ‘bad’ for you, but that’s definitely the case when it comes to chocolate,” Moskovitz says.

Moskovitz continues to suggest that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, provides health-supporting nutrients, including stress-fighting antioxidants and the mineral iron.

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Here’s a little glimmer of hope for anyone embarking on their weight loss journey.

According to Moskovitz, you can eat anything and lose weight. It all comes down to how much and how often.

“Enjoying chocolate for dessert or afternoon treats can fit perfectly into a healthy weight loss plan, as long as you can still maintain a calorie deficit and it doesn’t replace other major food groups, such as fruits, vegetables, proteins, and anti-inflammatory fats,” says Moskovitz.

That’s not all, Moskovitz suggests that including foods you love and enjoy is a strategic move to feel satisfied and avoid overeating. So go ahead and eat a piece of chocolate!

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“Yes, chocolate has added sugars that can raise blood sugar, but this creamy candy also has fiber and antioxidants that can protect against diabetes,” Moskovitz says.

If you’re craving chocolate and are concerned about the risk of high blood sugar and diabetes, Moskovitz recommends choosing dark or lower-sugar chocolate. Then, balance out the rest of the day with plenty of blood sugar-stabilizing fiber-rich foods, fats, vegetables, and lean proteins. This will help to protect your health and “satisfy your soul”.

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Are you blaming chocolate on your bad skin that made you stop eating it? Here’s some good news: The correlation between the two is arguable.

“There are no studies to date that categorically confirm that chocolate causes breakouts,” Moskovitz says. “While a high-sugar diet can aggravate existing acne-prone skin, it doesn’t cause pesky breakouts.”

Moskovitz continues to state that pimples are often caused by a large number of facts. These include skin type, hormones, age, genetics, environmental factors, and your skin care routine.

“That said, eating an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, and nutritious diet can definitely tame skin volatility,” Moskovitz says. “So, if you’re concerned about how your face will look in the morning, count on a balanced diet, including chocolate.”

Kayla Garritano

Kayla Garritano is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That! She graduated from Hofstra University, where she majored in Journalism and a double minor in Marketing and Creative Writing. read more

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